• Samsung Unveils Galaxy Z Flip



    Galaxy Z Flip
    6.7 inch 21.9:9 FHD+ AMOLED ultra thin glass display
    1.1 inch 300 x 112 pixel AMOLED cover display
    Snapdragon 855+ processor
    8 GB RAM / 256 GB storage
    12 MP wide + 12 MP ultra-wide rear cameras
    10 megapixel selfie cam
    3,300 mAh battery
    Android 10
    Mirror Black, Mirror Gold, Mirror Purple
    Available February 14th, 2020
    $1,380 USD

    Source: Liliputing

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    Andrew Currie has been blogging about mobile phones since 2001, smartphones (depending on how you define them) since 2002 and smartwatches since 2014.
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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Samsung Unveils Galaxy Z Flip started by acurrie View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. Ian Brantford's Avatar
      Ian Brantford -
      Thanks for posting. I am happy to see that Corning finally shipped a flexible glass product. They were interviewed on flexible displays when the Galaxy Fold was about to come out, leading me to predict that anything shipped without folding glass would fail in the market.

      Now to see how the first generation of folding glass products fare. I'm still skeptical that they will offer better customer satisfaction than carrying a conventional phone all of the time plus a less expensive tablet some of the time, when needed.
    1. munkala's Avatar
      munkala -
      Only plastic screens can be flexible. If you can bend and flex it, then it is not really glass... It's plastic.

      Samsung is misleading everyone by calling it flexible glass. The Z Flip screen can be scratched up if you rub your fingernail back and forth with pressure.

      They're using a new harder plastic polymer but it's certainly not glass. Glass cannot be scratched up with your fingernails.





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    1. Ian Brantford's Avatar
      Ian Brantford -
      Quote Originally Posted by munkala View Post
      The Z Flip screen can be scratched up if you rub your fingernail back and forth with pressure.
      He does exactly that in the video above, with no scratch resulting.

      Oh, wait... no, you're right. Get someone who isn't afraid of losing press access and it scratches up just fine.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbAkY-Www40
    1. munkala's Avatar
      munkala -
      Now they are saying it indeed is glass with a layer of plastic on top of it. This is all deceptive marketing.

      https://www.phonearena.com/news/gala...glass_id122300

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    1. kingstu's Avatar
      kingstu -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ian Brantford View Post
      I am happy to see that Corning finally shipped a flexible glass product...
      The glass screen isn't from Corning. I believe it's from SCHOTT. I think Corning is still working to get their Ultra Thin Glass commercially viable.
    1. octimus's Avatar
      octimus -
      Cool. In a couple of years when I’m ready to upgrade my phone, these things will be perfected.
    1. octimus's Avatar
      octimus -
      I was not expecting foldable glass to come that quickly.
    1. rpz1's Avatar
      rpz1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by octimus View Post
      Cool. In a couple of years when Iím ready to upgrade my phone, these things will be perfected.
      And also will be affordable.
    1. Serial Port's Avatar
      Serial Port -
      Quote Originally Posted by rpz1 View Post
      And also will be affordable.
      Don't worry, in a couple of years there will be a newer device for even more $$ than today.
    1. blackiysto's Avatar
      blackiysto -
      Thanks for posting. I am happy to see that Corning finally shipped a flexible glass product.



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    1. Serial Port's Avatar
      Serial Port -
      Quote Originally Posted by blackiysto View Post
      Thanks for posting. I am happy to see that Corning finally shipped a flexible glass product.
      For reference, please read: https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/19/2...schott-corning.
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